An Adelaide carpentry and joinery contractor was convicted and fined by the Industrial Court over a workplace fall that left a young employee permanently incapacitated.
The DBI-Sala ExoFit XP Wind Energy harness features a replaceable dorsal webbing protector and lumbar shell to prevent wear from this repetitive motion, extra built-in tool/gear loops to hang equipment, quick-connect buckles, front D-ring for ladder climbing or rescue, side D-rings for positioning, dorsal D-ring for fall arrest and suspension trauma straps so that, in the event of a fall, the suspended worker simply connects the straps and steps into them to relieve pressure and improve circulation in the legs while suspended.
The DBI-Sala Force2 shock-absorbing lanyard range caters for workers at height who have a combined body weight with tools and equipment of 50-160 kg. The range also provides a solution to issues revolving around compatible hardware, forced rollout and side-gate loading on connecting hardware used in industry.
A cleaning business was convicted and fined over an incident which led to what an industrial magistrate described as ‘catastrophic and devastating’ injuries to a worker.
WorkSafe Victoria inspectors will join a two-month national campaign to improve scaffolding safety in the construction industry.
A South Australian construction company has been convicted and fined $14,875 for failing to provide a safe workplace at a construction site, where a worker fell through a gap in a work platform, sustaining severe injuries.
The safety of scaffolding in the construction industry will receive attention from South Australian workplace safety inspectors as part of a national campaign.